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Mark Stewart
Artist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: United Kingdom (Plymouth)

markstewart03@hotmail.com

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OK .. about me,
I joined DA back in 2011 after a long absence from the art world. I decided to explore the humble graphite pencil and the human portrait. I gave myself 5yrs to do this and this year 2014 is my 4th year. The one thing i have learned so far is that 5yrs is nowhere near enough time.
I studied and worked as a illustrator back in the day and my drawings do tend to take on an illustrative style at times but I quite like that as I'm not trying to achieve photo realism and i believe in letting a style develop naturally. Most are straight forward copies because they are only drawn so i can experiment with ideas or techniques. Some will be motivated by tones alone and others by textures. I love reflected light and dramatic lighting also .. I draw on smooth Bristol paper and Bristol Velum with a more textured surface, i find that moving from one to the other presents different challenges which i enjoy ... i draw to learn.
I also believe in sharing and so i will add the occasional walkthrough to share what i have learned. I have also added many old illustrations to my gallery for any who want to see them.

Thank you in advance for any faves, i do not have the time to answer each one personally but i do answer all comments and enjoy hearing from you all and visiting new watchers galleries.

I do consider commissioned work, if you are interested feel free to visit my website for all details.
Have a great 2014 and thank you for visiting my page .... enjoy your art :D
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A question for pencil artists: Out of all the pencils you use which one is your most used .. your favourite 

33%
90 deviants said 2B
16%
42 deviants said 4B
15%
41 deviants said HB
9%
23 deviants said Other
7%
19 deviants said B
7%
18 deviants said 3B
6%
17 deviants said 6B
4%
11 deviants said 8B
2%
5 deviants said 5B
1%
3 deviants said 7B

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:iconmalleni-stock:
Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Thank you very much ! :pat:
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markstewart Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, it's a set of wonderful images. I'm not easily distracted from my human portraiture but these shots just jumped out (love your wildlife stock) ... wow i would love to use this one soon for some fur practice. Sorry i could not comment on the image but my page kept crashing when i tried .... a prob i get every now and again on my old hardware. Thanks for posting these :D
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings are very impressive :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, i appreciate it.
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch: and the :+fav: mate!
:)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconthefulminatingshadow:
No problem.
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DaniellyDan1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your gallery is amazing!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Many thanks, glad you like them :D
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CartoonWatch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist
your crazy good
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